Norwich City vs Luton Town preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Luton Town fans celebrate the 3-1 win against Norwich in December, as fans were briefly allowed back into stadiums following the temporary easing of restrictions | (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Norwich City host Luton Town on Saturday at 3:00pm, as they look to widen the gap between themselves and Brentford in second place. 

Daniel Farke's side come into the game off the back of a 1-0 win against the Bees that sent them ten points clear at the head of the Championship, and are looking for a seventh successive win at the Hatters' expense.

Nathan Jones' side are unbeaten in three league games and have won their previous two, including a fabulous comeback against Sheffield Wednesday that ultimately resulted in Tony Pulis' dismissal.

A win for the visitors could see them rise as high as 10th in the Championship, depending on other results.

  • Team news

Todd Cantwell is likely to miss out for Norwich, as he recovers from a minor injury sustained in the 3-1 win against Birmingham City.

Marco Stiepermann is nearing a return for the Canaries, following nearly three months out, but remains a doubt for Saturday.

Sam Byram is also still unavailable as he recovers from a long-term injury that has kept him out of action for over a year.

For Luton, Jones is expected to name an unchanged eleven, following a spike in form over the past fortnight.

The visitors remain without Tom Lockyer who is recovering from an injury picked up in mid-Febraury, whilst Sonny Bradley is considered a doubt too.

  • Predicted lineups

Norwich: Krul; Giannoulis, Gibson, Hanley, Aarons, Skipp, McLean, Vrancic, Placheta, Buendia, Pukki.

Luton: Sluga; Clark, Pearson, Naismith, Potts, Rea, Tunnicliffe, Dewsbury-Hall, Mpanzu, Adebayo, Cornick.

  • Ones to watch

Emi Buendia

Granted he is the obvious choice, but Emi Buendia is evidently playing below his level; with 20 goals and assists in 28 Championship games, the Argentinian wizard has set the division alight, and his creative technique is the final piece of Norwich's free flowing football jigsaw.

The 24-year-old has been linked with moves to various Premier League clubs, including Arsenal. However, Buendia could soon be playing amongst the elite again, as the Canaries edge closer towards the Championship title, and the 'big-time' once again.

Elijah Adebayo

Elijah Adebayo has been a breath of fresh air for Luton fans. The 23-year-old arrived in January from League Two side, Walsall, and has already notched up two goals and an assist in his first three starts under Nathan Jones.

The forward scored ten goals for the Saddlers prior to his arrival at Kenilworth Road and has made a great start to life in England's second division.

Having scored the winner against Wednesday last weekend, Adebayo will be keen to add his to tally against the league leaders this weekend.

  • Past meetings

Earlier this season, Luton came away with all three points in the reverse fixture, as fans briefly returned to watch their beloved team in July. The Hatters earned a comfortable 3-1 win against Norwich at Kenilworth Road, in a result that prompted suggestions of an unfair advantage.

Daniel Farke's side last beat Saturday's visitors during Graeme Jones' spell in charge; a resounding 5-1 victory on away turf.

  • How to watch

The match is available to watch on iFollow through Norwich or Luton's respective club websites/apps, with match passes available at £10 for those across the United Kingdom. 

From 3:00pm, goals and key events will be available to watch as they happen for paying Sky Sports subscribers on Gilette Soccer Saturday.

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